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Sketchbook to Gallery: Watercolor Sketching Tips with Ron Stocke. FREE Demo this Sunday, September 11th, 2011

The Red Umbrella by Ron Stocke


WATERCOLOR: Sketchbook to Gallery with Ron Stocke
Sunday, September 11th, 2011 - FREE Demo!
at 12 pm & 2 pm

Sunday, well known Watercolor Artist Ron Stocke will show you the advantages of keeping a watercolor sketchbook.


Catalina Cafe by Ron Stocke
This demo is for all levels and should help you develop your work by eliminating unnecessary details, concentrate on values and simplifying shapes. Ron will show you his process of quick thumbnail value sketches that capture the essence of your subject as well as small color studies that pin point the focal area of your painting and connect small medium and large shapes.

“Whether you’re on location or in your studio keeping a sketchbook allows me the freedom to capture elements for future paintings or just try out new ideas and it has been the my most valuable artistic tool for the last 20 years.”

For those artist’s who are interested in keeping a travel journal, this is the perfect demo for you. Ron has been keeping a watercolor journal for the last 20 years and has documented all of his travels from Mexico, United States and Europe. You can see how Ron develops a painting from sketch to finished painting in the June issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine.

During the demo Ron will be using:
  • Sketchbook:  Aquabee Super Deluxe for watercolor is what Ron uses.
  • Limited Watercolor palette: yellow ocher, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, sap green and burnt sienna.
There will be time to follow along with Ron during his demo, so, it you like, please feel free to bring to the demo:

  • Sketchbook (the Aquabee Super Deluxe for watercolor is available at the store)
  • Watercolor palette: small palettes or travel palettes are fine
  • Brushes: bring any brushes you may have. Remember you will be working in a sketchbook, and the paintings will be small in scale.
  • Colors: A limited palette is fine yellow ocher, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, sap green and burnt sienna are the colors Ron will use.
  • Misc: water container, household sponge, pencil.

 This is a great opportunity to learn and, it you like, work along with Ron while he demonstrates and shares tips that will help you with your own work! 

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